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Lifelong Webinars



IMIA Member: Free
General Public: $25


  1. At the time of Webinar registration, type in your name as it should appear on the certificate.
  2. Current IMIA members: please register for the Webinar at least 48 hours prior to the event, an email with login instruction will be sent out prior to the scheduled Webinar.  
    Disregard the payment prompt for this transaction. No further action is required if you are an active member.  You may close the payment page.

  3. General public: please complete the payment page in order to receive the email with login instruction; registration and payment must be completed 48 hours prior to the event
  4. Expired IMIA members: please complete your renewal and payment 3 days prior to the event (otherwise we will not be able to guarantee your access to the Webinar)
  5. After you register, you will receive an email  24 hours prior the webinar start time with login information and instruction 
  6. $10 fee applies for re-issue of certificates requested more than a year from the date of original Webinar
Attendance Policy: Certificate of attendance/CEU will NOT be issued if the attendant is more than 10 minutes late or does not stay for the entire duration of the Webinar
For more information on CEUs and eligiblity requirements, and How to Attend a Webinar, click HERE




             2024 SCHEDULE *

Thursday, July 25, 2024
Topic: Kidney Talks - Kidney Transplant
2:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Mountain / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: Claudia A. Rivas, CMI
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

This education will start with a brief overview of the initial phase of Kidney Talks to be able to flow into the intricate and expansive world of kidney transplantation.

The goal is to familiarize interpreters with the various stages of the kidney transplant process.  Starting with the submission of an application and the progression through all the stages leading to waitlist inclusion, transplant surgery itself and post operative care. To achieve this, participants will be guided with the use of videos and graphs to be able to navigate through the process with a more general approach.

Learning Objectives:
  • ‚ÄčThis education aims to offer comprehensive information about the Kidney Transplant process in general.
  • Equipping interpreters with a broader knowledge of the process, will enable them to discern and identify the current stage of both the patient and medical provider.
  • Accurately identifying these stages is a crucial step as it allows interpreters time to select the appropriate terminology and facilitate smooth communication in this complex and challenging scenario.

Claudia Rivas, CMI.  My journey began in 1995 in Mexico, where I studied the Degree on Interpretation and Translation. Since then, I have been proudly involved in this career as a translator, interpreter, and ESL instructor in assembly plants and factories in Mexico. My focus then was centered on quality assurance manuals and manufacturing documentation.

Upon relocating to the United States, my path led me through various language organizations where I initially served as an over-the-phone interpreter, expanding my capabilities to on-site interpretation as well.  After becoming a CMI a significant milestone in my career came with my formal appointment at Medical City Fort Worth, where I established my own agency, "My Language LLC." Within this role, I proudly serve as the primary interpreter and translator for the Kidney Transplant Clinic and Hospital.

Beyond my responsibilities at the hospital, I engage in additional translation work, and on site interpretation for my community in Speech and Occupational Therapy, as well as OBGYN consultations. This multifaceted approach allows me to leverage my linguistic skills in diverse medical contexts.

Outside the realm of language services, I find joy in promoting health and fitness. I channel this passion as a spin instructor at my local YMCA, where I have been a member and instructor for more than two decades contributing to the well-being of my community through physical activity.

Thursday, August 22, 2024
Topic: Medical Management of Jehovah's Witnesses - A Collaborative Approach 
2:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Mountain / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: David Benjamin Smallwood & Bradley Gangler
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

Thursday, September 26, 2024
Topic: TBA
2:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Mountain / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: TBA
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

Thursday, October 24, 2024

Topic: Fundamentals of Child Abuse and Neglect for Medical Interpreters
2:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Mountain / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Gwendolyn Gladstone
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

Thursday, November 21, 2024
Topic: TBA
2:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Mountain / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: TBA
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

Thursday, December 19, 2024

Topic: TBA
2:30pm Pacific / 3:30pm Mountain / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: TBA
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

* Please revisit this schedule regularly, as dates or times may change.


For each 1.5 hour program in our IMIA Lifelong Learning Webinar Series, IMIA will credit  0.15 IMIA Interpreter CEUs to those who attend for the entire webinar session.

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to be eligible to receive the Certificate of Attendance for 0.15 CEUs, you must:

1)  Sign on to the webinar within 15 minutes after the beginning of the webinar and remain until the end of the presentation.

2)  Register with your first and last name.  If you are member, use the email address linked to your memberhip account.

3)  Attend the webinar by viewing the presentation while also connecting to the teleconference call (attending by teleconference only does not count as full attendance.)

Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your certificate.

PINRAs through MassRID will require that the participant:
Contact the MassRID CMP (cmp@massrid.org) as soon as they register for the event at the event, collect a Certificate of Completion or some other proof of attendance fill out a PINRA form (supplied directly to the participant by the MassRID CMP) write a short Statement of Learning, explaining how what was learned will apply to the participant's work as an interpreter mail the PINRA form, copy of the proof of attendance, and the Statement of Learning to the MassRID CMP coordinator, along with a check for $10 made out to MassRID if the participant is not a member of MassRID.

Webinar Rates
IMIA Members: Free 
Non Members: $25 per Webinar

How To Attend a Webinar

IMIA Members will receive information via email within the week prior to the event to register.

Non members must pay at registration (be sure to note the Webinar name/date in the payment description field; email address is required) and pay the $25 fee at: http://www.imiaweb.org/ecom/pay.asp.

An IMIA 1 year individual membership is just $120 and includes free attendance to all IMIA Lifelong Learning Webinars... Join now at: http://www.imiaweb.org/members/application.asp.

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Page last updated: May 17, 2018




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